Del Mar College Cultural Programs announces spring events

Thu Feb 21, 2019

Monday, March 25
Internationally-renowned Sculptor Chris Valle Presenting Guest Lecture, “Artistic Evolution”

Join Del Mar College Cultural Programs, along with the College’s Art program, for guest lecturer Chris Valle’s presentation, “Artistic Evolution.” Dedicating his life to art and exploring the influence that entertainment and advertisements have on our perceptions, Valle uses classical and experimental approaches in his work. Featured across the globe, his artwork and paintings have hung in over 130 exhibitions from New York to Germany, along with 17 solo exhibitions in 16 years. Valles’ work is also in several impressive collections that includes the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Sienna Art Institute Library and the HESS Corporation. To learn more about the artist and to view his work, visit

  • Monday, March 25, 11 a.m., Room 326, Coles Classroom Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact DMC professor of art Cynthia Perkins at 698-1503 or

Monday, March 25
Del Mar College New Music Symposium Chamber Music Concert

Come enjoy an evening of contemporary music featuring works by renowned composer James Ogburn. The guest artist’s work embodies synthesis and is emblematic of today’s cross fertilization of styles. The program will also feature world premiere performances of works commissioned by DMC faculty and ensembles.

  • Monday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Roger Petersen at 698-1619 or

Thursday, April 11
Guest Lecture by Former Del Mar College Student Lydia Blanco Garza “Perspective as a Latina Actress in Hollywood”

Del Mar College’s Art and Drama Department will host special guest speaker Lydia Blanco Garza, celebrity actress and producer. Blanco Garza will share her perspective as a Latina actress in Hollywood. Born in Albuquerque, NM, Blanco Garza is known for her roles in “Little Birds” (2011), “The Holiday” (2006), “The Naked Ape” (2006), “The Terminal” and “Dial M for Maria” (1999). She has also appeared in numerous television series, including “Desperate Housewives,” “Monk,” “Prison Break” and “Forgotten Memories,” among others. She once lived in Austin, worked in independent film and did voiceovers for Japanese cartoons. After studying drama at DMC, Blanco Garza earned a degree in communications with an emphasis in theater from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

  • Thursday, April 11, 1 to 2 p.m., Room 164, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, call Carl Yowell at 698-1154 or